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November 24, 2010 / Martijn

Self-assembly of nano-rotors

In the nanoworld many things are different. Scientists only recently started unveiling and harnessing the underlying laws and principles. A team associated with Professor Johannes Barth from the Physics Department of the TU Muenchen have now succeeded in capturing rod-shaped molecules in a two-dimensional network in such a way that they autonomously form small rotors that turn in their honeycomb-like cages.

Via http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/11/101123121113.htm

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